Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.
A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.
The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three months.
Navistar says it is recalling nearly 3,000 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab trucks manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year, due to an issue that could rube holes in the fuel tank.
Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.
FMCSA has extended the public comment period for proposed changes it plans to make to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System website to Jan. 21. Here's a look at some of the comments so far.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Dec. 16, down eight-tenths of a penny (0.8 cents) to $3.871, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.
The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.
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